/futures jul 1 '17
Maps are everywhere around us, ever present to help us navigate both public and personal geographies, or orient ourselves in communal and universal landscapes. But all maps come with an agenda - as much as maps can reveal about a place or idea, maps also have the power to hide or distort truths.
This workshop was led by Black Quantum Futurism. We explored the utility and practice of mapping, and ways in which maps have been used to disempower people and communities, and how they can be used as a liberatory and revelatory tools. We experimented with creating quantum maps, sound maps, housing journey maps, and memory maps.
Black Quantum Futurism is an interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an alternative temporal lens. BQF focuses on developing practices and temporal technologies adapted to suit marginalized peoples’ survival in a “high-tech” world dominated by oppressive, fatalistic linear time constructs. BQF is the creator of Community Futures Lab based in Sharswood, North Philly.
North Philly Peace Park is an open, fence-free, charitable, intergenerational, neighborhood-managed ecology campus championing food, education and community.